Security + Study Guide and DVD Training System Hardcover – Mar 1 2003
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About the Author
Michael Cross (MCSE, MCP+I, CNA, Network+) is an Internet Specialist and Programmer with the Niagara Regional Police Service, and has also served as their Network Administrator. Norris L. Johnson, Jr. (MCSA, MCSE, MCT, CTT+, A+, Network +, CCNA) is a technology trainer and owner of a consulting company in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a former Police Sergeant and Police Academy Instructor, turned IT professional. She and her husband, Dr. Thomas W. Shinder, have provided network consulting services to businesses and municipalities, conducted training at colleges and technical training centers, and spoken at seminars around the country. Robert J. Shimonski (CCDP, CCNP, NNCSS, MCSE, MCP+I, Master CNE, CIP, CIBS, CWP, CIW, GSEC, GCIH, Server+, Network+, Inet+, A+) is a lead network and security engineer for Thomson Industries, Inc. Robert's specialties include network infrastructure design with the Cisco and Nortel product line, network security ! design and management with CiscoSecure and PIX Firewalls, network management and troubleshooting with CiscoWorks and Sniffer-based technologies, and systems engineering and administration with Microsoft NT/2000/XP, UNIX, Linux, Apple, and Novell Netware technologies.
Top Customer Reviews
PS: Who the heck is giving these bogus 5 star reviews anyway!!!
They must not have read the book.
For 'new' people it might be useful - but be careful! The book contains lots of fluff and should be handled with caution as it contains faults.
Some notes: some chapters are too vague and a real laugh for this exam and offers no essential foundation for the "real world" or the exam (e.g. firewalls, cryptography, SSL, ...) while other chapters are packed with badly written technical explanations at a high rate (e.g. wireless chapter). Also, how are you able to understand important wireless issues when the crypto chapter is
positioned after the wireless chapter and doesn't offer almost any decent crypto basis at all?
Basic exercises are weak and might result in a wrong impression or understanding of security oriented actions and terms - that might result in a false sense of security.
The quality of the DVD lectures is very low and a waste of (your valuable study) time. It offers no or little additional value to the book.
Also note that the practice test is only available online through the website of Syngress.
I'd say this book is at least 50% fluff. They should have cut out that fluff and filled it with all the missing topics that actually are covered in the exam. This book goes way off topic in some area's and then into far too much detail in others and then completely excludes other exam topics. If you're going to spend your time reading a book this size and going into this much detail, you might as well study for the more respected CISSP Certification. This is exactly what I've decided to do. I wish I would have realized this earlier.
Anyway, I figured I'd do the Security+ exam in preparation for the CISSP exam and I did the test today. I passed, barely, with a 764. You need a 764 to pass this exam. This was the closest I ever came to failing an exam. I'm an experienced Systems Engineer with my MCSE in NT4 and Windows 2000, CCNP, CCSA, CCA, CNA, A+, etc and this was my worst exam score ever. I would definitely not recommend doing this exam with this book as your only resource!
P.S. I don't know where all these 5 star reviews came from? I think these people must be related to the authors.
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